Richard Petty Motorsports Tag

By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Over the last few seasons, brake failures have become commonplace at Pocono with speeds topping 200 mph entering Turn 1 on the 2.5-mile track. On Sunday, Darrell Wallace, Jr. became the latest to have a brake failure coming off of the longest straightaway in NASCAR, leading to a massive hit into the outside SAFER barrier. “I’m okay. That was a huge hit,” said Wallace. “Babe, I’m fine, Mom, everybody back at home, I’m okay.  Hardest one of my career.  I was just telling them here thereRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer With just over half of their first full-season together, Richard Petty Motorsports has signed Darrell ‘Bubba’ Wallace, Jr. to a multi-year contract extension. Wallace, who debuted in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with the team co-owned by NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty at Pocono Raceway last season, will make his 25th Premier Series start on Sunday. Wallace, a Sunoco Rookie of the Year competitor, earned a runner-up finish in the Daytona 500 and has two top-10s this season. Prior to the season, RPM movedRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Darrell ‘Bubba’ Wallace, Jr. has one of the more high-pressured rides to compete in for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Those expectations in part, come from Wallace’s talent behind the wheel, and Richard Petty’s legacy in the No. 43. Many have high expectations for the driver of the Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. However, the likelihood of Wallace, or any driver reaching the win total of the team’s namesake, co-owner, and driver that made that number famous is incredibly small with today’sRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer  Darrell “Bubba” Wallace, Jr. and team owner Richard Petty share a unique bond, having won on dirt tracks. Wallace is one of six drivers to win in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Eldora Speedway, and Petty was the last driver to win on dirt in what is now the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 1970 at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, N.C. Last week, Tony Stewart, three-time NASCAR Premier Series Champion, and the owner of Eldora Speedway raised the prospectRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Entering last June’s race at Pocono Raceway, Darrell Wallace, Jr. was in new territory, making his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start with Richard Petty Motorsports with his driving future still up in the air. A year later, Wallace returns to the “Tricky Triangle” as the full-time driver for RPM, his future secure behind the wheel of the No. 43 car as both driver and team have their sights set on improving their performance thus far in 2018. “I was thinking about it in theRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer Several drivers had tire issues in Sunday’s ARCA Racing Series Menards 200 at Toledo Speedway. While Thad Moffitt avoided the cut tires that plagued several of the contending drivers, he did go for a spin in his No. 46 Empire Racing Ford at the halfway point of the 200-lap race. Moffitt would pit for fresh General Tire rubber and continued to log laps, benefiting from five drivers cutting tires in a span of three laps inside of 50 laps to go. When the checkered flagRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer CONCORD, N.C. – At the end of the Monster Energy Open, Darrell ‘Bubba’ Wallace, Jr. seemed poised to make the Monster Energy All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In the end, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year Contender watched his chances slip away with three laps to go in the final stage. Pit strategy prior to the final stage put Wallace in the lead. The No. 43 World Wide Technology Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 had just two fresh tires with everyone elseRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer For the first time in 2018, Darrell ‘Bubba’ Wallace, Jr. will pull double duty. Wallace will compete in both the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Kansas Speedway. The Kansas race weekend is already a big one for the Mobile, AL native as it marks the debut of World Wide Technology on the famous No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Richard Petty Motorsports in the KC Masterpiece 400 Cup race. Now Wallace will also drive the No. 20 Andy’sRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer The potential blank space on Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is slowly being filled in. With World Wide Technology (WWT) announcing a six-race sponsorship of Darrell ‘Bubba’ Wallace, Jr., the team has fewer races that they need to sell. RPM has had several sponsors on Wallace’s Chevrolet this season including Click n’ Close (three-plus race deal), NASCAR Racing Experience, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, STP (three race deal), Smithfield’s partners (8-10 race agreement) Farmer John and Food Lion, Petty’s Garage, and MedallionRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer  A new technology partner and sponsorship may be the turning point that Richard Petty Motorsports has needed. RPM may have gone through more changes in the past decade than any other team. In its’ current form, the team has been in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition since 2009. RPM’s roots, however, go back to the very start of NASCAR with Petty Enterprises. As Petty Enterprises, the team was a powerhouse in its’ heyday. In over 2,800 Premier Series starts, the team earned a staggeringRead More